I have to admit, I was not too familiar with the Mac Roundtable podcast until I saw people talking about it on Twitter.
The podcast doesn’t just focus on the scanning aspect of going paperless, but the workflows and tools involved.
There’s also a good discussion of the security involved – how do you keep confidential information secure (or do you need to?) and how comfortable are you with information “in the cloud”.
One interesting thing is that a number of the roundtablers seem to be migrating to Evernote for their document storage.
Personally, I love Evernote for capturing, well, notes and things I want to capture/get access to on the fly, but I have resisted using it for my document storage.
Why? Well, as you know I am all about the online backups and the cloud, but I just like the control and security of having my primary document storage and OCR-ing here on my machine first. If Evernote went away tomorrow, I would still have all my documents in searchable PDF format.
Evernote is definitely one to watch though – it seems to be getting lots of traction.
One takeaway for me is to look into having at least my sensitive documents stored in an encrypted disk image. I believe David Sparks mentioned that he does that.
The episode is great and I have now subscribed to the podcast. Even if you are not a Mac user, I recommend taking a listen at least to the first “going paperless” section.